Feed The Future's Data Driven Farming Prize

Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s initiative to combat global hunger and poverty, presented four agricultural innovators with its Data-Driven Farming Prize awards at a ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal. Db2Map and PEAT won awards for the most viable solutions and ICT for Agriculture and Spero Analytics received prizes for demonstrating significant potential and developing innovative solutions that help Nepal’s smallholder farmers improve productivity. Launched in February 2017 by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, the Data-Driven Farming Prize sought tools and approaches that source, analyze, and translate data into actionable, timely, and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agriculture productivity.